Welcome to Findlay City Schools

FCS Unlocking Dreams

Mental Health Resources

  • Call 911 if you are in a crisis situation or call the Crisis Hotline at: 1-888-936-7116
  • Safer Ohio School Tip Line (text/call 24/7): 1-844-723-3764
  • Family Resource Center: 419-425-5050
  • Local Hancock County Help Hotline: 1-888-936-7116
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Building counselors are available. Please contact your building principal for more information.
  • Ohio CareLine – available 24/7 and is staffed with licensed professionals: 1-800-720-9616
  • Recovery Resources Guide
  • Ohio State Agency Help
  • Federal Agency Help
  • Hancock County Support Programs & Registration

Click here for Findlay Area Mental Health Resources

Superintendent Message

May/June 2021

As the 2020-21 school year comes to an end, I want to extend a sincere thank you to the Trojan community for your patience and understanding as we navigated through remote learning, school closures, and everything that was associated with the pandemic that was out of our control.  I am proud of the students for coming together and remaining #TrojanTrue throughout the school year.  I congratulate our graduating seniors and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

The school district will remain very busy during this summer as we will have lots of activities with our student-athletes, and summer learning will continue into summer school learning adventures.  All students grades K-5 will receive a free summer bridge book to provide extended learning during the summer to prevent a summer learning slide. Continue reading message from the Superintendent….

Excellence - Opportunity - Belonging

Free Summer Meals – For Everyone Under 18 Years of Age

Summer Meals For Everyone Under 18 Years Old Monday - Thursday June 7 - July 29, 2021 (No Meals July 5th) Glenwood Middle School 1715 North Main Street Serving Times:  11:30am - 12:30pm Thursdays: Take a Meal home for Friday …

Notice to Bidders – Maintenance Building Renovation

Section 00 1113 -   NOTICE TO BIDDERS (Electronic)   Online Bids will be received by the Board of Education, Findlay City Schools​​ via QuestCDN, www.questCDN.com, for the 21013.02-.03 FCS Maintenance Building Renovation & New Cold Storage Building. Bid Date:  2:00.00 …

Summer Camps 2021

2021 Summer Camp Information 2021 Camp Discovery 2021 Camp World FHS Art Camp FCS Boy's Basketball - Grades 1-4 & 5-9 FCS Girl's Basketball - Grades 1-4 & 5-9 FCS Football - Grades 1-6 FCS Baseball - Grades 1-4 & …

2021 Board Meetings

Notice of Special Board Meetings October 21 & 26

FCS Trojan Coloring Book

Findlay City Schools Coloring Book

K-5 Trojan Academy Changes for the 2021-2022 School Year

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TROJAN LIFE

PERFORMING ARTS

Get involved in the Performing Arts with Findlay First Edition, Pantasia, Orchestra, Band, Choir and more!
PERFORMING ARTS

ATHLETICS

The opportunity to participate in our athletic programs is extended to students in the Findlay City School system.
ATHLETICS

FCS District Strategy

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Mission Statement: To unlock the dreams of all students through academic excellence, diverse opportunities, and true belonging.

Strategic Objective 1
Academic Achievement

Strategic Objective 2
Culture, Climate, Morale

Strategic Objective 3
Finance

By 2025, Findlay City Schools will rank in the top 3 of their 20 similar districts, as defined by the Ohio Department of Education.

Establish, expect, and uphold an environment of belonging for 100% of our students.

Develop and implement plans to ensure sufficient funding for current and future operations, programs, and facilities with transparency for all stakeholders.

Enrollment

ADMISSION OF INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER STUDENTS

The Board shall permit any student from any school district in Ohio to apply and enroll in the District schools free of any tuition obligation, including special students as defined in O.R.C. 3313.64 (F), provided that all procedures as outlined in the administrative regulation are met,
including:

  • Application procedures including deadlines for application and notification of students and the superintendents of adjacent districts whenever an adjacent district student’s application is approved.
  • Interdistrict Procedures for admission
  • Interdistrict Enrollment Application (Interdistrict Enrollment PDF or Interdistrict Enrollment MS Word)
  • District capacity limits by grade level, school building, and educational program are determined
  • Native students and previously enrolled adjacent students having preference over first-time applicants
  • No requirements of academic, athletic, artistic or extracurricular skills shall be required
  • No limitations on admitting handicapped students except if services required in an IEP are not available in the District
  • No requirement that the student be proficient in the English language
  • No rejection of any applying student because the student has been subject to disciplinary proceedings, except that if an applicant has been suspended or expelled by the adjacent district for 10 consecutive days or more in the term for which admission is sought or in the term immediately preceding the term for which admission is sought.
  • Procedures to ensure maintenance of an appropriate racial balance in the District’s schools
  • No applying student shall be admitted on less than a full-time basis, it being the intent of this provision to preclude a student from an adjacent district from selectively participating in only a portion of this District’s curriculum simultaneously retaining active status in another district.


INTRADISTRICT SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

The Board believes students should be permitted to attend their school of choice within the District. As such the Board will permit students to apply for attendance at their school of choice based upon criteria established by the school administration. The specific criteria shall include:

  1. Intradistrict Application procedures, including deadlines for application and
    for notification of students and principals of alternative schools
    whenever a student’s application is accepted. Only students wishing
    to attend another school need apply.
  2. Intradistrict Enrollment Procedures for admitting applicants to other schools including but not be limited to:
    • establishing District capacity limits by grade level, school building, and education program;
    • requiring students enrolled in a school building or living in the attendance area of the school building established by the Superintendent or Board be given preference over applicants;
    • ensuring that an appropriate racial balance is maintained in the District schools.
  3. Intradistrict Enrollment Application Form (Intradistrict Enrollment PDF or Intradistrict Enrollment MS Word)

The Findlay City Schools 2017-2020 Strategic Plan Objectives 3 & 4 Finance & Facilities

  • Findlay City Schools will provide safe educational facilities that foster positive learning environments.
  • Findlay City Schools will develop and implement plans to ensure sufficient funding for current and future operations, programs, and facilities.

Finance/Value/Assessment Strategy: FCS will review facilities routinely, judging their cost effectiveness and potential for future educational capabilities.

Action Steps

  1. Director of operations will facilitate and maintain a rolling 5 year maintenance plan aligning P.I. revenue with capital and maintenance needs.
  2. Finance committee, including the treasurer, will utilize a measurement tool to assess facility value. (including improvements, functionality, value of neighborhood, maintenance costs, students served)
  3. Administration will monitor enrollment trends and its potential impacts on facilities. (structures and grade configuration)
  4. Facilities department will continue to explore energy savings opportunities.

1:1 Device Initiative

This is an exciting time in Findlay City Schools (FCS). The district is implementing a 1:1 program, one Chromebook computer for each student, in grades 3 through 12 and is adopting Google’s G Suite for Education for all grades. These changes will provide access to communication, resources, and learning tools like never before and are part of our journey to implement student centered learning. Students will be able to communicate, create and collaborate, as well as develop and apply their critical thinking skills in a new age of digital media that was not available to the world just a few years ago.

Findlay City Schools educators are dedicated to continuing to offer rigorous and engaging learning opportunities for students. We’re excited about working with our students as they learn good digital citizenship in a safe and responsible atmosphere. We will continue to be amazed by what our students create and how they incorporate the tools of their generation into the learning that will shape their future. Tools like a Chromebook will allow them access to software that will encourage their artistic abilities, improve their reading and writing, and push them to think critically as they spark new interests and insights into their journey of being a lifelong learner.